The Music of Leo Bowers

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She Dug A Hole (Explained)

Posted on February 14, 2014 at 5:25 PM




I know some of you can relate to having to separate from someone you care deeply for and that's what this song is really all about. Although it gives light to certain other imagined details of the relationship it also served as a way to vent some pinned up emotions and frustrations.



In the real world I don't know whether or not we may reconcile, but given my track record over the years with my significant other I imagine reconciliation may be in the future forecast if honest effort is applied to sorting out the dilemma.



Now as for the song and arrangement that leans toward another area of interest in my two most favorite authors/writers/arrangers. Mr. Smokey Robinson and Mr. Phil Collins. Of course I had to throw a little bit of me in there too, but Smokey and Phil are the two most inspirational "cry in your beer" guys I know when it comes to talking about pain and the failings in relationships.



I can almost see them singing certain parts in the song. For instance the "I Gave Her..." Chorus rings of Smokey Robinson and the bridge with the horn section breaths out Phil Collins. At least that's the way it came out to me.



I did the drums as straight forward and simple as I possibly could hoping my drummer finds this one an easier track to deal with. Heck, everything in the song is simplicity to my style from bass to keyboards, but I must admit the rhythm guitar track only came into play after multiple takes as I was hoping to find something that stood out as different than the norm.



Back to the relationship; Wish me luck if you will because in reality I'm truly at a crossroads.



Thank you so much for being in my life,



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